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Andrew Wiggins Opens Up On Rumors Suggesting He Could Be Traded For Kevin Durant This Offseason

Andrew Wiggins Opens Up On Rumors Suggesting He Could Be Traded For Kevin Durant This Offseason

After Kevin Durant shockingly requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets at the end of June, everybody tried to guess where he'll play next, with early reports suggesting the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat were his preferred destinations to continue his journey in the NBA. 

Among the teams that were heavily linked with the 2x NBA champion, we found the Golden State Warriors, where KD won his two titles in 2017 and 2018. Now, he could make a surprising return to the Bay, but the Warriors seemingly don't have a clear position on this situation. 

While they could land a player that made them the best team in the league, they would have to give a lot to acquire KD from the Nets. One of the players that could leave the organization this offseason is Andrew Wiggins, who was one of the best players on the team during the 2022 NBA Finals. 

Wiggs has heard all the rumors about him leaving the Dubs, but he's not worried about it. During a recent edition of the "VC Show" with Vince Carter, the former No. 1 overall pick revealed he's not feeling any pressure by that but knows that things could change very fast (21:30).

"Never know what could happen in the NBA, you know I mean, we couldn't put it past anything, it's a business first and that's KD, so you know what I'm saying so, you never know what could happen.

"But I don't never let anything stress me out, I don't worry about it, I'm a big believer in God, I feel like God got me, you know, blessed me with a lot of different opportunities and so you know I feel good and whatever happens, happens, in my eyes, you know I hoop and I love basketball. There's been communication in the group chat [with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green], but I feel like in the summertime everyone just-- everybody has families and friends, and kids and stuff like that, so everyone's doing their own thing, enjoying the summer before we get back to work."

As things stand right now, the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics appear to be the favorites to land Durant, but we can't rule out any other franchise that has the assets to unlock negotiations with the Nets. The Warriors belong to that group, but we're yet to find out of they're entertaining this possibility. 

Wiggins is still waiting to sign his extension with the Dubs. Once that happens, we could have a clearer picture of what's next for the player and the franchise.